Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

2012-13 Tuition and Fees at Virginia’s State-Supported Colleges and Universities

Categories: Education-Higher,Headlines,Prices/Inflation,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Includes tuition and fee increases for 2012-13 academic year, state tuition and fee trends over the past 25 years, and trends in tuition nationally.  Tuition and fee increases averaged 4.5%, the lowest increase in the past decade.  From the State Council of Higher Education


U.S. Drought 2012: Farm and Food Impacts

Current information on the potential impact of the drought on key commodities and food prices.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


The Uninsured in America, First Half of 2011: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population Under Age 65

Categories: Health Insurance,Hispanics,Statistics

Finds that 21.1% of the U.S. population under 65 or 56.1 million people were uninsured in the first half of 2011 and that Hispanics were more likely than other race/ethnic groups to lack health insurance.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


The Uninsured in America, 1996-2011: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population Under Age 65

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics

Finds that 21% of the American population was uninsured at some point during 2011 and 15% was uninsured for the entire year, an increase from 13.5% in 1996.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Religion and Peacebuilding: Reflections on Current Challenges and Future Prospects

Categories: Arab,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Religion/Ethics

This report tracks the history of religious peacebuilding with special attention to the Arab Spring and anxieties in the West about religion’s support for nonviolence.  From the United States Institute of Peace


Students with Disabilities: Better Federal Coordination Could Lessen Challenges in the Transition from High School

Categories: Disability,Education-Higher,Federal State Relations

Explores challenges  students with disabilities face in using federally funded transition services and the extent to which federal services are coordinated.  From the Government Accountability Office


Telecommunications: Exposure and Testing Requirements for Mobile Phones Should be Reassessed

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical,Telecommunications/Internet

Examines issues related to mobile phones and possible health effects including the effect on human health of RF energy from mobile phones and current RFenergy exposure limits.  From the Government Accountability Office